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Winnsboro, Texas (Images of America Series)
     

Winnsboro, Texas (Images of America Series)

by Maryann Miller, Bill Jones
 

From its meager beginnings as “The Crossroads,” Winnsboro has become a bustling small town situated in the heart of the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas. Settled in 1854, when the railroad came in 1876, Winnsboro became a major shipping center for goods going west to the frontier. At one time, the area was one of the top producers of fruit for Bama

Overview


From its meager beginnings as “The Crossroads,” Winnsboro has become a bustling small town situated in the heart of the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas. Settled in 1854, when the railroad came in 1876, Winnsboro became a major shipping center for goods going west to the frontier. At one time, the area was one of the top producers of fruit for Bama Pies; one local grower referred to his business as “My Slice of the Pie.” From 1932 to 1934, Winnsboro was a destination stop for Bonnie and Clyde when they traveled from central Texas to Louisiana. Because of their friendship with a local resident, the couple promised never to rob anyone in Winnsboro. Home to the Bowery, the town had as many as eight saloons from 1893 to 1910, and people still talk about the shoot-out at Massel’s Saloon. With a thriving community arts center as well as galleries and venues for live theater and music, Winnsboro has been named a State of Texas Cultural Arts District.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738599670
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/22/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Maryann Miller is a freelance writer with numerous published books. Bill Jones is the official Winnsboro historian, and he gathered pictures for this book from the archives of the Winnsboro Historical Society, private individuals, and the Winnsboro News.

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